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Thanks to a grant from SunTrust Bank and the UC Foundation, UTC established an endowed Chair of Excellence in the Humanities.

Dr. Carl P.E. Springer is SunTrust Chair of Excellence in the Humanities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. After earning his MA in Biblical Languages and PhD in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1984 Springer joined the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages at Illinois State University. In 2000 he was named Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he also served as Professor in the Department of English until 2015. Springer has received a number of awards in support of his scholarship, including a Fulbright grant (Belgium) and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in Germany. He has given numerous presentations of his scholarship in this country and abroad and has published many articles and books. These latter include Sedulius: The Paschal Song and Hymns = Society of Biblical Literature’s Writings from the Greco-Roman World 35 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013); Luther’s Aesop = Early Modern Studies 8 (Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2011); The Manuscripts of Sedulius. A Provisional Handlist = Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 85, pt. 5 (Philadelphia, 1995); and The Gospel as Epic in Late Antiquity: The Paschale Carmen of Sedulius (Leiden, New York, Copenhagen, and Cologne: E.J. Brill, 1988).

Current members of the Faculty Advisory Board include the following:

Dr. Gregory O’Dea (Brock Scholars & English)
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Dr. Gavin Townsend (Art)

Dr. Brian Ribeiro (Philosophy & Religion)

Dr. Michael Thompson (History)

Dr. Jessica Auchter (Political Science)